Prof Caroline Mc Gregor

B.S.S., CQSW, Ph.D., PGCHET

Contact Details

Personal Professor
School of Political Science
& Sociology
Room 224, Aras Moyola
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2027
E: caroline.mcgregor@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Caroline McGregor is Professor at the School of Political Science and Sociology with lead responsibility for the discipline of social work. She is Director of the Masters in Social Work Programme and teaches a range of subjects including social work with vulnerable children and families, childhood and Children's rights, Law and Human rights and cultural competence in social work She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.   Formerly Dr Caroline Skehill from Queen's University, Her current project work is focused on: outcomes for young people leaving care, public awareness of child protection and welfare, family support services and policy and the interface between child protection and family support practices in child welfare. Other research interests include the history of social work and child protection in Ireland and Europe.  Caroline also has experience of research and publication in relation to child protection practice and policy; history of the present methodologies, socio-legal studies and  young people in and leaving care. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Disabled children and child protection: Learning from literature through a non-tragedy lens'
Flynn S & McGregor C (2016) 'Disabled children and child protection: Learning from literature through a non-tragedy lens'. Child Care In Practice, [Details]
(2016) 'Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: A contribution to present debates from a historical perspective'
Devaney C & McGregor C (2016) 'Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: A contribution to present debates from a historical perspective'. Child And Family Social Work, [Details]
(2016) 'Interfacing informal and formal help systems: Historical Pathways to the Meitheal model'
Cassidy, A, Devaney, C., McGregor, C and Landy, F (2016) 'Interfacing informal and formal help systems: Historical Pathways to the Meitheal model'. Administration, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) '‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision centre in the West of Ireland’'
Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) (2016) '‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision centre in the West of Ireland’'. Journal Of Family Issues, [Details]
(2016) ''‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision centre in the West of Ireland’''
Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) ''‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision centre in the West of Ireland’''. Journal Of Family Issues, [Details]
(2016) 'Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) ‘An informed pedagogy of community, care and respect for diversity: evidence from a qualitative evaluation of early years’ services in the West of Ireland’ Child care in practice (submitted for publication July 2016)'
Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) (2016) 'Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) ‘An informed pedagogy of community, care and respect for diversity: evidence from a qualitative evaluation of early years’ services in the West of Ireland’ Child care in practice (submitted for publication July 2016)'. Child Care In Practice, [Details]
(2016) '‘An informed pedagogy of community, care and respect for diversity: evidence from a qualitative evaluation of early years’ services in the West of Ireland’'
Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) '‘An informed pedagogy of community, care and respect for diversity: evidence from a qualitative evaluation of early years’ services in the West of Ireland’'. Child Care In Practice, [Details]
(2014) 'Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research'
Satka M, McGregor C & Chambon, A (2014) 'Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research'. European Journal Of Social Work, 15 (5):611-783 [Details]
(2014) 'Why is history important at moments of transition? The case of 'transformation' of Irish child welfare via the new Child and Family Agency'
McGregor, C (2014) 'Why is history important at moments of transition? The case of 'transformation' of Irish child welfare via the new Child and Family Agency'. European Journal Of Social Work, 17 :771-783 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Exploring Innovative Methodologies in Time and Place to Analyse Child Protection Documents as Elements of Practice'
Skehill C, Satka M & Hoikkala S (2013) 'Exploring Innovative Methodologies in Time and Place to Analyse Child Protection Documents as Elements of Practice'. Qualitative Social Work, 12 (1):57-72 [Details]
(2012) 'Michel Foucault and Dorothy Smith in Case File research: Strange Bed-Fellows or Complimentary Thinkers'
Satka M & Skehill C (2012) 'Michel Foucault and Dorothy Smith in Case File research: Strange Bed-Fellows or Complimentary Thinkers'. Qualitative Social Work, 11 (2):191-205 [Details]
(2011) '‘Making Sense of Leaving Care: The Contribution of Bridges Model of Transition to Understanding the Psycho-Social Process’'
Dima G & Skehill C (2011) '‘Making Sense of Leaving Care: The Contribution of Bridges Model of Transition to Understanding the Psycho-Social Process’'. Children And Youth Services Review, 33 :2532-2539 [Details]
(2011) 'Editorial: Special Issue, European History of Social work'
Satka M & Skehill C (2011) 'Editorial: Special Issue, European History of Social work'. Social Work And Society, 9 (2) [Details]
(2010) 'History of Child Welfare and Protection Social Work in Northern Ireland: Finding Continuity amongst Discontinuity in Case Files from 1950-1968'
Skehil C (2010) 'History of Child Welfare and Protection Social Work in Northern Ireland: Finding Continuity amongst Discontinuity in Case Files from 1950-1968'. Child Care In Practice, 16 (4):309-326 [Details]
(2008) 'Editorial: Looking Back While moving Forward'
Skehill C. (2008) 'Editorial: Looking Back While moving Forward'. British Journal Of Social Work, 38 (4) [Details]
(2008) 'Increasing Staff & Student capacity to use the communication facility in Queens on Line in order to support learning and teaching on a BSW programme'
Greig M & Skehill C (2008) 'Increasing Staff & Student capacity to use the communication facility in Queens on Line in order to support learning and teaching on a BSW programme'. Social Work Education, [Details]
(2007) 'Researching the history of social work: Exposition of a history of the present approach’'
Skehill C (2007) 'Researching the history of social work: Exposition of a history of the present approach’'. European Journal Of Social Work, 10 (4):449-463 [Details]
(2005) 'Prying open the space for social work in the new millennium: four theoretical perspectives on transformative practice'
Houston S, Skehill C, Pinkerton J & Campbell J (2005) 'Prying open the space for social work in the new millennium: four theoretical perspectives on transformative practice'. Social Work And Social Sciences Review, 12 (1):35-52 [Details]
(2003) 'Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic: Commonalities, Divergences and Possibilities'
Skehill C (2003) 'Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Northern Ireland and the Republic: Commonalities, Divergences and Possibilities'. Child Care In Practice, 9 (4):266-281 [Details]
(2003) ''Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: A History of the Present''
Skehill C (2003) ''Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: A History of the Present''. Journal Of Social Work, 3 (2) [Details]
(2003) 'Using a peer action learning approach in the implementation of information and communication technology in social work education'
Skehill C (2003) 'Using a peer action learning approach in the implementation of information and communication technology in social work education'. Social Work Education, [Details]
(2000) 'Notes on the history of Social work: An examination of the transition from philanthropy to professional social work in Ireland'
Skehill C (2000) 'Notes on the history of Social work: An examination of the transition from philanthropy to professional social work in Ireland'. Research on Social Work Practice, 10 (6):688-704 [Details]
(1999) 'Protecting Children Under the Child Care Act 1991 - Getting the Balance Right'
Buckley H, Skehill C & O Sullivan E (1999) 'Protecting Children Under the Child Care Act 1991 - Getting the Balance Right'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, 1 (1):10-15 [Details]
(1999) ''Reflexive Modernity and Social Work in Ireland: A Response to Powell''
Skehill C (1999) ''Reflexive Modernity and Social Work in Ireland: A Response to Powell''. British Journal Of Social Work, 29 :797-809 [Details]
(1999) 'The Nature of Child Protection Practices: An Irish Case'
Skehill C, O' Sullivan E & Buckley H (1999) 'The Nature of Child Protection Practices: An Irish Case'. Child And Family Social Work, 4 (2):145-152 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2004) History of the Present of Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Ireland.
Skehill C (2004) History of the Present of Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in Ireland. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
(1999) The Nature of Social Work in Ireland, A Historical Perspective.
Skehill C (1999) The Nature of Social Work in Ireland, A Historical Perspective. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
(1997) Child Protection Practices in Ireland: A Case Study.
Buckley, H, Skehill C, O' Sullivan E (1997) Child Protection Practices in Ireland: A Case Study. Dublin: Oak Tree Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Youth Mentoring as a form of support for children and young people at risk: Insights from research and practice'
McGregor, C., Lynch, M., Brady, B (2016) 'Youth Mentoring as a form of support for children and young people at risk: Insights from research and practice' In: The Routledge Handbook of International Child Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2015) 'Revisiting our History post-Celtic Tiger; So What’s New?'
Caroline McGregor & Suzie Quinn (2015) 'Revisiting our History post-Celtic Tiger; So What’s New?' In: Social Work in Ireland: Changes and Continuities. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
(2014) 'Genealogy as a tool for analysing child welfare discourses'
Hoikkali S. McGregor Caroline (2014) 'Genealogy as a tool for analysing child welfare discourses' In: Social Change and Social work. London: Ashgate. [Details]
(2011) 'The Origins of Child Welfare Under the Poor Law and the Emergence of the Institutional versus Family Care Debate'
Skehill C (2011) 'The Origins of Child Welfare Under the Poor Law and the Emergence of the Institutional versus Family Care Debate' In: Poverty and Welfare in Ireland 1838-1948. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2009) 'An Integrative Approach to Teaching Gender and Social Work’'
Skehill C (2009) 'An Integrative Approach to Teaching Gender and Social Work’' In: Teaching Gender in Social Work. Utrecht, Netherlands: ATHENA. [Details]
(2008) 'Women and the History of Social Work in the Early to Mid-20th Century in the Republic of Ireland: An Exploration of the Care-Control Dilemma'
Skehill C (2008) 'Women and the History of Social Work in the Early to Mid-20th Century in the Republic of Ireland: An Exploration of the Care-Control Dilemma' In: Dual Mandate: Care and Control in the History of Social Work. Oplanden, Germany: Bundrich. [Details]
(2008) 'Socio-legal Practices in Child Welfare and Protection in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Histories of the Present and Possibilities for the Future'
Skehill C (2008) 'Socio-legal Practices in Child Welfare and Protection in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Histories of the Present and Possibilities for the Future' In: Child Protection and Welfare Social Work: A Changing Profession in a Changing Ireland. Dublin: A & A Farmer. [Details]
(2005) ''Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: Continuities and Discontinuities between the Past and the Present''
Skehill C (2005) ''Child Protection and Welfare Social Work in the Republic of Ireland: Continuities and Discontinuities between the Past and the Present'' In: Social Work in Ireland, Historical Perspectives. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
(2003) ''The Development of Child Welfare Services in the Republic of Ireland 1900-1950'
Skehill C (2003) ''The Development of Child Welfare Services in the Republic of Ireland 1900-1950' In: Gender and the History of Social Work in Europe. Oplanden, Germany: Bundrick. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) ) Scoping review of Irish and international literature on outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care.
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) ) Scoping review of Irish and international literature on outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care. Tusla, Dublin. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2005) Social Work in Ireland, Historical Perspectives.
Kearney N & Skehill C (Ed.). (2005) Social Work in Ireland, Historical Perspectives Social Work in Ireland, Historical Perspectives. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'The Child and Family Agency 2014: Initial Views and Experiences of Social Work and Social Care Practitioners'
Caroline McGregor (2014) 'The Child and Family Agency 2014: Initial Views and Experiences of Social Work and Social Care Practitioners' Irish Social Worker, Spring 2014 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Ethics and Social Welfare in Hard Times,
Garrity, S., Moran, L., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) Practicing Politics in Preschool: Disrupting State policy through Ethical Practice in an Early Years Setting in the West of Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Ethics and Social Welfare in Hard Times, London: Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare , 01-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016) European Early Childhood Education Research Association Annual Conference,,
Garrity, S., Moran, L., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) Community childcare in rural Ireland; family support principles and practice (2016) Hoping for a better Tomorrow’: Family Support through community childcare provision in Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo,. [Oral Presentation], European Early Childhood Education Research Association Annual Conference,, Dublin , 31-AUG-16 - 03-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016) 'Building Resilience, Enhancing Social Support: What Research Tells Us',
Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) 'Hoping for a Better Tomorrow': Family Support through Community Childcare provision. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'Building Resilience, Enhancing Social Support: What Research Tells Us', Dublin , 06-DEC-16 - 06-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Child poverty in times of crisis conference,
Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) 'Hoping for a better tomorrow: narratives of coping, resilience and identity among parents in a Direct Provision centre in the west of Ireland'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Child poverty in times of crisis conference, Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg , 25-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2013) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations.
McGregor, C (2013) Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2014) Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research.
Satka, M,McGregor, C,Chambon, A (2014) Transforming European welfare policies, social work and social care practices: a special issue from the Third European Conference for Social Work Research. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2010) History of Social Work in the Republic of Ireland.
Skehill C (2010) History of Social Work in the Republic of Ireland. Oxford: Electronic Publication [Details]
(2010) ‘Child Care in Europe: History Reference Paper.
Satka M & Skehill C (2010) ‘Child Care in Europe: History Reference Paper. OXford: Electronic Publication [Details]
(2010) History of Social Work in Northern Ireland.
Skehill C (2010) History of Social Work in Northern Ireland. Oxford: Electronic Publication [Details]
(2010) History of social work in the UK.
Skehill C (2010) History of social work in the UK. Oxford: Electronic Publication [Details]